Flinders University reviews

(4.24) 48 reviews

Ranked #4


Flinders University ratings

Average ratings based on 48 reviews
Overall Rating
4.24
Job Prospects
3.98
Teachers
4.18
Course Work
4.31
Time Worthy
3.93
Money Worthy
3.91
Friend Test
3.71
Educator Support
3.80
Educator Facilities
4.06
Industry Contacts
3.64

A little bit about Flinders University

Flinders University has one main campus based in Bedford Park, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

We have a range of Flinders University reviews across different topics, including Arts, Legal Studies, Commerce, IT, Social Work, Engineering, Health, Nursing and Science.

Based on the Flinders student reviews, here's some of the advice we've collated:
Don't slack off- you will need to be able to study self guided, this isn't like secondary school;
Take advantage of any industry network opportunities you get, even at the beginning of your course;
Spend time thinking about the right course for you - go to open days, speak to students, read reviews (😜) and look up course guides;
Speak to the tutors, they can be really interesting and give you great info, ideas and contacts;
Form study groups at Uni - it's a good way to practice your communication skills and make friends.


Reviews

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Positives: The main benefit which is the exact reason for choosing Flinders University is the professional accreditation and recognition it has from the Design Institute of Australia. Without it my degree would be useless in my chosen career field.

Negatives: The first year subjects are quite challenging. A lot to take in, so be prepared!

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August 2018
Completing 2022
Adelaide

Positives: This course is very textbook orientated, which is good for people who like that.

Negatives: Hard to get support from teachers. Lectures are mostly reading from the textbook

My advice to future students: You will need to do a lot of independent self guided study

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Adelaide

Positives: Technology is a key aspect of many industries now and as a human resource for employers, IT knowledge is essential.

Negatives: IT world is evolving fast so the course must remain relevant by the year.

My advice to future students is: Study IT whether your field is law, commerce or science.

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August 2018
Completed 2015
Adelaide

Positives: Course covered several components of modern accounting and finance industry. There was a good balance of theory and practical study. I got to work with other students as a team which is a valuable experience for future employment.

Negatives: While financial study proved to be invaluable for future employment, accounting study is ve...

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Adelaide

Positives: I really enjoy the social aspect of the university, there are many places to meet up with friends aswell as meet new people

Negatives: I wish there were more contact hours. I find I learn much better when a physical person is teaching it rather than an online file

My advice to future students: Stay ahead. Don’t fall behind.... i...

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August 2018
Completed 2014
Adelaide

Positives: Provided a number of industry appropriate opportunities for graduation including contacts and partner businesses.
Provided engaging courses and utilised industry experienced lecturers

Negatives: some of the content seems a bit dated

My advice to future students: Look at all your opportunities carefully when making a decision

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August 2018
Completing 2023
Adelaide

Positives: The first thing I loved and what made me choose this university over others also providing this course was the location and facilities. This university is not like any others I have seen. The views are amazing and a great way to study. The facilities are modern and there are always places to study.

Negatives: That if you want to re...

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Adelaide

Positives: The content is engaging and relevant to past, present and future media. It’s always being updated because there are new things coming out everyday.

Negatives: Sometimes the content can be dry. You have to participate in topics that you are uninterested in to do those you are interested in. The course is very broad which is good and...

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Adelaide

Positives: Lots of job prospects, detailed coursework, branching course prospects

Negatives: Difficult course work/ time load

My advice to future students is: Do the work. Do the homework

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Positives: Good job prospects
Interesting course
Diverse job opportunities

Negatives: Length
Some of the topic structures

My advice to future students is: Manage time wisely

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Positives: leads to a very rewarding job, we go into a lot of detail for out study, provided with lots of clinical exposure, fantastic resources

Negatives: extremely large work load, stressful, hard content

My advice to future students is: try and keep a balanced lifestyle but also dont fall behind, keep up

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Adelaide

Positives: 1. It develops students problem-solving skills, because you need to cope with a lot of assignment and figure out how to do it. Flinders University provides a lot of student support services, and you can use those sources to assist yourself. For example, student learning center... etc.

Negatives: As an international student, I found...

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Adelaide

Positives: the teachers are very engaged and the field is expanding quickly. i also like being able to learn so much about so many social issues that are present in the world.

Negatives: the course is very modern and only draws on a lot of the most modern literature. this isnt normally a problem, but with such socially modern topics, it can b...

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Adelaide

Positives: The teachers are experienced professionals. There’s a diverse range of topics reviewed in class

Negatives: Long assessments

My advice to future students is: Give your best in the placements, and try to use all the University infrastructure

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July 2018
Completed 2016
Adelaide

Positives: It covered a very broad range of topics, an was extremely flexible as far as offering on-line subjects and 2 week summer courses

Negatives: It was not very flexible in the topics that could be chosen...a majority of topics were core topics with no room for movement. The job prospects afterwards are not huge.

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June 2018
Completing 2019
Adelaide

Positives: It’s a relatively easy course but only because I study a lot. All of the lecturers are also super helpful

Negatives: Lots of contact hours

My advice to future students is: Make sure you study and don’t miss the lectures. Yes they can be boring but they are definitely worth the time. They make exam season much easier

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Positives: It’s quite easy to understand what is required of you whilst studying the course. Most of the lecturers understand that for most of the students it’s their first time at a University and so are quite good at helping students understand university requirements

Negatives: A couple of the core topics start of relatively easy and then ...

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Positives: Tutors are always there to help.
Lecturers are replying emails and there for you.
Satisfaction on the environment it looks good and nice places to study.
Good technology to use to help study.
Good social events flinders has.
Will help me find a job

Negatives: It's a double degree I don't have electives.
I have to find pl...

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June 2018
Completing 2019
Adelaide

Negatives: Not practical

My advice to the uni is: Please provide more details on Critical thinking

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Adelaide

Positives: Good for international students

Negatives: Not well organized topics

My advice to future students is: Choose this course carefuly

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Adelaide

Positives: The variety of job opportunities worldwide
Fun work
It’s a way of giving back to community

Negatives: Too many placement hours that are somewhat time wasted
Some trainers are not knowledgeable on some topics

My advice to future students is: Choose another university and not flinders

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Adelaide

Positives: The placement is amazing as I had learnt a lot throughout my placement

Negatives: Placement is not well organized so does some topics as they are not practical

My advice to future students is: Enjoy the placement as you will learn a lot throughout the placement no matter whether you like it or not

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Adelaide

Positives: Supportive field educator, learning resources

Negatives: None

My advice to future students is: More engagement with peers and lecturers

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Adelaide

Positives: Very insightful

Negatives: No jobs

My advice to future students is: Probably they should study in another state to gain a job after studies

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June 2018
Completing 2019
Adelaide

Positives: Interesting and it's my passion

Negatives: Majority of practice scenarios in units focus largely on Australian society only

My advice to future students is: Go.for it

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